Hello my name is Hope Laird. I have been Special Education for 26 years. I moved from Pennsylvania seven years ago in 2009. At that time I began working at Conover School and continued to work there until June 2012. I loved working at Conover but was offered a position in a Cluster class in Catawba County so I made the decision to go back into an Elementary School similar to my teaching experience in Pennsylvania. My love for this school brought me back this year. Conover has been home to me and I am glad to be back.